Our pets are part of the family, and we want to keep them healthy, happy, and safe. But sometimes it's impossible to protect them from an accident or illness, and with the rising cost of veterinary care, bills can quickly add up. Many pet parents are not in a position to cover these unexpected costs—that's where pet insurance comes in. Pet insurance is for those unexpected mishaps, catastrophes and illnesses that you just can't plan for—like when the dog accidentally eats som
It seems like a lifetime ago when the last thing I would see each morning before heading out the door to go to work was my little dog Bodhi’s big brown eyes and his tilted head with big floppy ears up, as if asking “Can I go with you?” We both were left broken-hearted, but it was the daily routine. The current pandemic has brought everything to a screeching halt. We’re all trying to figure out how to keep busy while keeping staying put. Many of us are using technology to sta
FUNDRAISER PARTY FOR COMFY CAREPACKS! Join the fun at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co and paint for a cause! Paint Your Pet Party Los Angeles is donating 25% of the proceeds to Comfy Carepacks - providing dog and cat care packages to pets of individuals experiencing homelessness! Paint a pop-art portrait of your pet or favorite animal in 3 easy steps! NO PREVIOUS PAINTING EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Enjoy locally made, fresh craft beer while painting a masterpiece of your animal! Advance regis
As dog lovers, we want to spoil our furry members of the family all the time. Especially when it comes to sharing the things we love with them. Unfortunately, not everything that is good for us is good for our pets too. Listed below is a series of foods to keep away from your dogs. 1. Chocolate (& Caffeine) - Now even if you have never had a dog of your own you probably know that chocolate is toxic to dogs. What you might not know is that this also extends to coffee and caffe
Looking for the perfect playthings for your pooch? Check out our top do’s and don’ts for safe dog toys! DO Be size-wise. Ensure the toys aren’t too small for your dog and that she can’t easily swallow or choke on them. If you have several dogs, base the size of toys you buy on the size of the largest dog. Check labels for safety standards. Buy only Bisphenol A-free (BPA-free), phthalate-free and lead-free toys. Since your dog will most likely be chewing on these toys, you don
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! What many may also do not know is that shelters in Los Angeles county are full of senior pets. There is still time to give a senior pet a forever home.
During the holidays, many families look to adopt shelter pets that range from a few months old to a couple of years old. Many senior pets are often passed up simply because of their age.
It's heartbreaking to see senior pets in shelters because the reality for them is that for so long
Most of us put a collar on our dogs without putting much thought into buying it other than its color or style. After its on the Dog we don't even think twice about it. There are many factors that need to go into your collar buying decision other than looks or color, these two things should be the last items on the list. Follow these tips and thoughts next time you are going to buy a collar for your dog. Also follow some of this advice now for the collar that is currently on y
As dogs are pack animals, it is important to understand that they are always conscious of their position within the pack.
This "pack" consists of you, your family, other animals, and any other dog(s) in the household.
The Alpha dog, or pack leader, is the leader and protector of the pack. It is crucial that you accept this role. Your dog will be healthier and happier if it feels secure in it's pack, knowing that their leader does their job and every person that is safe.
“The 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count determined that there are 46,874 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County on any given night, 34,701 of who go unsheltered – they literally live on the street.” According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, about 10% of homeless people have pets. While there is limited shelter space for unsheltered people, there are fewer shelters or transitional housing programs in the Los Angeles area which allow people
Dumping all the leftover food from your plate and feeding it to your dog is not the healthiest way to feed table scraps. While people may have done this in the past, dogs today need to eat a properly balanced diet and adding large amounts of table scraps will upset that balance and can lead to problems. If your dog is used to a kibble diet, he may get an upset stomach if you suddenly introduce a number of new foods. Start with foods that are similar to what is in his kibble (